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Germaine's Gyration Japanese Maple Leaf color in Fall


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Germaine's Gyration Japanese Maple

It Will Move You

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Here’s why you need this Distinctive tree:

  • Beautiful tree or shrub with attractive Fall color
  • Unique twisting branches
  • Compact size offers a number of planting options
  • Wonderful accent tree

A New Twist on the Japanese Maple 

Clinging low to the ground with a patchwork of twisting branches, the Germaine’s Gyration Japanese Maple sets itself apart from all other varieties.  With a maximum height of just 7 feet, its diminutive but dense shape makes it an ideal candidate for a multitude of garden and landscape purposes.  Whether planted as an accent, strategically placed in containers or as a hedge, the unique form of the Germaine’s will add character and charm to any location you choose.  As it grows, the tree—or shrub if you prefer—forms a spreading mound that lends a softening appearance to its surroundings.  Whatever your planting design calls for, this eclectic feature makes the Germaine’s Gyration an incredible addition to your garden or landscape.
 
The Small Tree with Big Color

Aside from its distinctive form, Germaine’s Gyration exhibits a soothing display of green leaves that look as though they’ve been dipped in burgundy along the edges.  But it’s during the autumn that the show of color really takes center stage. That’s when the small, fern-like leaves turn a brilliant shade of orange, melding with yellows and reds to create a picturesque landscape you’ll look forward to each season.  It’s a sight that will have you counting the days until summer finally ends.  

Don’t let your opportunity to get all this color fade away.  Supply is limited so order your Germaine’s Gyration while they’re still available.

 

 

 

 

 




Growing Zones: 5-8

Mature Height: 6-8 ft.
Mature Width: 8-12 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Well Drained
Botanical Name: Acer palmatum 'Germaine's Gyration'
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 5-8
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 5-8
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It's Easy to Plant your Germaine's Gyration Japanese Maple


Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Germaine's Gyration Japanese Maple.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.



Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Germaine's Gyration Japanese Maple gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Germaine's Gyration Japanese Maple again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

Due to cold weather in some parts of the country, we have suspended shipping to the areas that are shaded on the map below. Please view the diagram to determine if your area has been affected. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date. If you live in a shaded area but wish to receive your product(s) now, please visit our contact us page here or call a customer service rep toll free at 888-504-2001.

  Zone Shipping Resumes
  Zone 2 May 1st
  Zone 3 May 1st
  Zone 4 May 1st
  Zone 5 April 13th
  Zone 6 March 30th
How do I Request a Different Ship Date?

Call us at 888-504-2001, email us or enter your requested ship date in our shopping cart next to the billing information section. 

Additional Info for Those Who Love to Read:

Orders are occasionally delayed if we see really bad weather approaching, or if we encounter unusual circumstances. A small number of our plants show a specific release date. If you purchase one of these and would like your other items sooner, just let us know. 
 
Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $15 $11.95
$15.00-$23.99 $12.95
$24.00-$39.99 $16.95
$40.00-$79.99 $19.95
$80.00-$98.99 $24.95
$99+ ~32%

Will my Trees and Shrubs Look Like the Photographs?

Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.





Potted Tree Dormant Tree Bare Root Tree
Late spring to early fall
trees are shipped potted
Some dormant trees
prefer to be potted
Most dormant trees shipped in the
late fall through spring arrive bare root

Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.


Most Trees and Shrubs are Pruned Before Shipping... at No Cost to You

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Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.